I would like to begin this post by sending out my condolences to the people of Boston. It was a tragic day for one of the founding cities in the US and my thoughts are with those who are injured and who are suffering the loss of a loved one. As they begin their journey towards healing, I send all my light and strength across the universe to support them on their path to recovery.
As this latest incident has touched so many lives across the planet, I thought today’s word should be ‘Hope’.
Since the dawn of time, humans have faced big challenges. Our primary goal is to survive. We created fire to beat the cold; we created weapons so we could eat; we created the wheel to help speed up processes; we created carry structures (baskets, water flasks, etc.) so we could gather more food & water; we learnt how to build shelters so we could keep our loved ones safe; and we learnt how to communicate. The list of human creations is far from complete. Today, we continue to create so we can continue to evolve into more advanced beings.
Some of the discussions I hear kids having these days are way more advanced compared to the conversations I had at the age of 7 – they are so aware of what’s happening in the world today. They are astute and advanced enough to form their own objective opinions on what is right and wrong in their world – remembering that their world is completely different from ours. They see, feel and experience situations from a totally different perspective that we ought to learn from them how we need to live in today’s world.
Back in our parents’ world (1970s for mine), they drove around in gas guzzling leaded fuel cars that bellowed out black clouds of smoke each time they stepped on the gas. These cars significantly contributed to the pollution problem that we are still cleaning up today. Then our generation grew up with ‘unleaded’ fuel (80s for me) and this clean burning, virtually pollutant free alternative (compared to the leaded fuel anyway) was the answer. Now, my son is growing up with electric powered cars, which are even more environmentally friendly! This is proof enough that the process of evolution must never end because we can only get better, it is our means of survival.
As every generation has done before us, my hope is that as we continue on this path of evolution and by practising our true human instincts i.e. compassion, kindness, love and acceptance, then we will continue to see a gradual positive movement in our world. I will not let this latest tragedy in Boston destroy the faith I have in the entire human race because of a few who choose to deviate from what it means to be a human being. This is the time when we need to stand together to unite our strength in order to create a better world for our children, ourselves and for each other.
Until tomorrow ~ Live Life, Love Life
Picture by Fer Gregory.